JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The auto industry here sold 54,574 new vehicles in September, an improvement of 11,428 vehicles, or 26.5%, over 43,146 units in like-2004, setting a record for the month, says the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa). “With three-quarters of calendar 2005 accounted for, new-vehicle sales remain 26.9% ahead of the corresponding period last year, with sales expected to reach record new highs, overall,” a Naamsa spokesman says. ...

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